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Compiled by Himadri Sekhar Chowdhury Questions: What is Tacit knowledge in Project Management? What is Variance analysis? What is the function of activity attributes? What typically influences accuracy of bottom-up cost estimations? What are the two most common quality improvement tools? For answers, turn the magazine upside down Answers: Knowledge that is personal and difficult to express, like beliefs, insights, know-how. Variance analysis reviews the difference (variance) between planned and actual performance. Activity attributes extend the activity description by identifying other components associated with each activity. Size or other attributes of the individual activity or work package. PDCA and Six Sigma.
PM Member’s Corner We welcome all new members and thank members who have renewed their membership in November 2019. Members completing their Anniversaries in November 2019 A total number of 206 chapter members completed their anniversaries in the month of November 2019. We from the chapter would like to thank them all for being with us through thick and thin and support us for these long years. Some of the notable long terms (10 years and above) are given below. 16 Years (Since November 2003) Mr. Rajasekhar Nandyala 15 Years (Since November 2004) Mr. Umashankar Samptur 13 Years (Since November 2006) Mr. Sumanth Padival 12 Years (Since November 2007) Mr. Naveen Pete 11 Years (Since November 2008) Mr. Rakesh Jain 10 Years (Since November 2009) Mr. Shekhar Harih
Contributed by Raju D Dhole, PMP Get to know your team The more you take the time to get to know the members on your team with care, the more willing they'll be to go the extra mile for you when it's needed. It also helps to understand how each member communicates, operates, and what their strong skills are so that you can delegate accordingly. You would want to give tasks to those you know will be competent and timely in getting them finished. Avoid Project Scope Deviation One of the essential elements to succeed in achieving the project goals is to avoid any deviation in the project scope. Although we know that some change is unavoidable in any project situation, you should ensure that you keep your project scope away from crawling into turmoil. Participate in reframing the p...
Project Management for Maximum Social and Environmental Impact Priyanka Jariwala Priyanka Jariwala is a sustainability zealot and has been with Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) since 2016. She is a Senior Project Manager and leads the operations team that ensures SZW's processes are robust and streamlined for 60+ client engagements across Bengaluru in waste management. Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is a social enterprise that works to alleviate poverty and prevent environmental degradation. It brings together nature, people and technology to provide efficient waste management solutions. SZW draws from all the three elements to offer and execute solutions that are sustainable, scalable and transparent. At SZW, the three main business divisions are the Zero Waste Program (ZWP), Extended Producer Responsibi...
Going the Extra Mile, with Agile Deepthi P When we look at recruiting and onboarding of resources, A traditional approach has served the industry very well for years. However, with the changing dynamics of demand and market conditions, traditional approaches are not efficient. These could also not be the best fit for the demands of the current day industry. Let's look at a couple of case studies in this article. First case study outlines method adopted for Recruitment Process optimization. Traditional process employed for recruitment is depicted below. This is a typical waterfall approach. Challenges for recruitment process as identified were: Large Turnaround time and Rigid process Mental Models (Lack of Documented Process) Focused Preparatory process Job Description Challenge
PM Footprints Anniversary Celebrations Contributed by Smita Joshi and Guru Prasad - Edited by Raju Dhole 150+ Members attended the event for PM Footprints 13th Anniversary Celebrations on 23rd November 2019. Krishna, as Meeting Host for the evening, welcomed the audience and kicked off the event. Col. Harsha took the audience thru the 50 years of PMI and highlights of PMI 50-year anniversary event held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Col. Harsha also shared the proud moments for everyone when PMI Bangalore India Chapter was announced to have bagged the coveted 'CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD' for the year 2019 in Category III-Large Chapter category with members (1501+ members). A cake was cut to celebrate the Bangalore chapter winning this coveted award. Ramesh Pathak, VP Special
Arun Malavalli E&C PM Footprints: E&C PM Footprints was held on 16th November 2019. Mr. Sujit Das spoke on "Fire Safety Audits and Loss Prevention& Control" and Mr. Muthukrishnan R spoke on "What our Competitors are doing? PM Footprints: PM Footprints 13th Anniversary was held on 23rd November 2019. Mr. Saravanan R, spoke on "Project Management Trends – Go Forward Thoughts". PMI Anniversary: Chapter Celebrated 50th Anniversary of PMI on 23rd November 2019 with a Grand Dinner at Royal Orchid Hotel. PMP QUEST: 4 Days PMP QUEST Training was held on 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th November 2019. PM Enrich: 2 Days Workshop on "AI for Business" was held on 16th & 17th November 2019. The session was facilitated by Mr. Girish Nuli. E&C Symposium: A "Meet & Greet" Breakfast
Editor's Note Dear Readers, The recent lake breach in Bangalore was very unfortunate and has some important lessons for project managers like us. More than 800 families were impacted when the embankment that was damaged allegedly by some earth moving activity that is reported to have been done without the necessary permissions. The intent was to let out some water that was stagnating and emanating a bad odor. Though such takes are supposed to be carried out only in the presence of hydro-geological and hydro-spatial engineers, no such procedure was followed. And as a result, several houses and cars were washed away. The breach was so serious that it took 300 truckloads of mud to stop the outflow! The cause of this incident could have been anything. There were a couple of earlier l...
Editor's Note Dear Readers, The Pulwama Attack On 10th November, our Nation lost its 10th Chief Election Commissioner and a visionary leader Shri. T. N. Seshan. Mr. Seshan was an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer who had held several important positions in state government and central government. Mr. Seshan will be most remembered for comprehensive election reforms during his tenure as Chief Election Commissioner of India. PMI Bangalore India Chapter has very special memories of his address in its signature program Project Management Practitioners’ Conference (PMPC) in 2010. One of our board members, Shri P S Ravindranath, recalls some of the precious moments from his interaction with Mr. Seshan. “Shri T. N. Seshan was an assertive Program Manager who knew how to handle